UN chief condemns terrorist attacks in Turkey

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A busy street in in Istanbul, Turkey. Photo: World Bank/Simone D. McCourtie

The terrorist attacks carried out in Turkey’s commercial capital Istanbul have been condemned by the UN Secretary-General.

Turkish police personnel were reportedly targeted in Saturday’s bombings in which dozens of people were killed and injured.

Jocelyne Sambira reports.

In a statement released by his Spokesperson, the UN chief offered his deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Turkey.

Ban Ki-moon also wished a quick recovery to those injured.

According to media reports, the twin bomb attacks were directed at a police checkpoint outside a football stadium in central Istanbul.

The Secretary-General called for the perpetrators of this terrorist act to be swiftly identified and brought to justice.

Jocelyne Sambira, United Nations.

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